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His Manners and Ethics – The Prophet’s Generosity (PBUH)

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2047 2016/12/12 2021/01/19
Article translated to : العربية

The generosity of the Prophet (PBUH) is of the highest level, He set the example of generosity as he never denied help when someone asked for it, if he has something to offer him. Someone asked the Prophet (PBUH) for a garment he was wearing, he returned to his home, took it off and gave it to him. When the Prophet was asked by a man for charity, the Prophet (PBUH) gave him a flock of sheep located between two mountains, so the man could barely believe it. He hurried to collect the sheep looking behind for fear that the generous Prophet might change his mind, then he went to his people saying: “O my people, embrace Islam, for Muhammad gives like someone who does not fear poverty!” It is enough evidence of the Prophet’s generosity to quote Ibn Abbas, when he was asked about the Prophet (Peace Be upon Him) he said: “Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) was the most generous among people; and he was the most generous during the month of Ramadan when Jibril visited him every night and recited the Qur'an to him. During this period, the generosity of Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) waxed faster than the rain bearing wind.” [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

These are some amazing examples of his generosity and kindness (Peace Be upon Him):

* The Generous Prophet (PBUH) gave al-Abbas an amount of gold that he could not even carry.

* The Prophet (PBUH) gave Mu’az ibn Afraa’ a handful of gold or a handful of jewelry when he gave him a plate of fresh dates and small cucumbers.

* A man came and asked the Prophet for his need, the Prophet (PBUH) said to the man: "I do not have anything at present. Go and purchase something on my behalf, and when something arrives I will pay for it". [1] Narrated by Ibn Umbar. The Muhaddith (Scholar of Hadith): al-Iraqi, the Source: Takhrij al-Ihya.

Imam Muslim narrated: “Allah’s Messenger (Peace Be upon Him) never said 'No' to a request of a person” Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be upon Him) was the best person in treating people, and when he borrowed money, he repaid in a better way. When he borrowed money from someone, he paid him back and made dua for him saying: “May Allah bless your family and your wealth for you: the reward for lending is praise and repayment."


[1] Abu Bakr al-Jaza’iri, The Beloved Muhammad, Page 340-341.

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